Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has one automotive school within its city limits. Erie Community College has a total student population of 14,823. It is the 5079th highest ranked school in the USA and the 349th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Automotive students from Buffalo schools who go on to become automotive technicians, automotive engineers, mechanics, automotive specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles make on average $29,880 per year and there are about 17,090 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 40 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $27,150. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $32,650/yr and there are 3,490 employed.
Buffalo lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.537 out of every 1000 jobs in Buffalo are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.076/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Erie Community College ends up costing a student $3,003/yr.